Fresh Made Simple

A Naturally Delicious Way to Eat: Look, Cook, and Savor


By Lauren K. Stein

Illustrated by Katie Eberts

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There's never been a cookbook like it! Each of the 75 recipes in Fresh Made Simple is actually a charming full-page illustration showing how to make the dish described. Each meal or snack begins with one delicious ingredient, and the cook builds around that to make a simple, elegant, delicious creation. An avocado seasoned with lime and salt elevates a fried egg on toast; fresh-picked blueberries and an ear of corn add sweetness and texture to standard pancakes. From pineapple cilantro salsa and asparagus apple salad to a kale egg scramble, tortilla soup, and crostini, these easy recipes celebrate the unbeatable flavors of fresh ingredients.


  • "Fresh Made Simple is organized by texture — think smooth, smashed, and tossed instead of breakfast, lunch, and dinner — and filled with vibrant sketches and easy recipes. You’ll almost taste the food, the love, as you turn each page."?
    — Beth Hillson, food editor, Gluten Free More; author, Gluten-Free Makeovers

    "These recipes are poised to be your new stalwarts in the kitchen, at the ready when you have extra ricotta cheese or a sweet crop of mango. With our busy lives and desire to eat simply, Fresh Made Simple just makes sense.”
    — Maggie Battista, author, Food Gift Love; founder, Eat Boutique

On Sale
Oct 30, 2015
Page Count
200 pages

Lauren K. Stein

About the Author

Lauren K. Stein, author of Fresh Made Simple, is a former journalist for Reuters who has written for the Boston Globe, Boston Magazine, Boston Business Journal, and Eat Boutique, a website that sources small-batch food products and offers recipes and food columns. Stein’s experiences in the kitchen preparing food for her very curious and very hungry toddler inspired the collection of recipes in her book, Fresh Made Simple.


Katie Eberts, illustrator of Fresh Made Simple, is a graduate of the University of Michigan Stamps School of Art & Design. Her illustrations have appeared in numerous food magazines and blogs and can also be seen at She lives in Hessel, Michigan.


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